Date set for India elections, Christian persecution spikes – Ask the Lord to protect His followers in India. Pray those who are persecuting Christians will somehow encounter the truth of Jesus. Pray they will place their faith in Him. [#PleasePray #PrayerRequest #MyGodMyHealer]
Election season is about to begin in India – the world’s largest democracy by population. Starting April 11, some 900 million eligible voters will head to the ballot box. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s position is up for grabs, along with roles at the state and local levels in 573 constituencies.
The outcome is far from certain, but one thing’s crystal-clear: Christians are in the cross-hairs.
According to the Religious Liberty Commission of the Evangelical Fellowship of India, Persecution is up by 57-percent compared to last year.
“Because they’re not Hindu, they’re not considered Indian. They are targeted because they are a minority; they’re not going along with what everybody else is. People are coming to know Jesus and that causes problems, too.” – Voice of the Martyrs Canada spokesman Greg Musselman
When Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014, India was ranked #28 on Open Doors USA’s World Watch List. Today, the South Asian nation sits at #10.